jk Posted April 16, 2003 Share Posted April 16, 2003 If you measured hockey performance like a business quantifies performance for each employee, you might establish individual objectives for goal-scoring for each of your players. You would set the objective at a level that was obtainable, but not easy to reach. You would not expect all the players to reach their objectives, so the sum of all the players' objectives would be more than you would expect the team to score. Given that framework, this is where I would set each player's goal-scoring objective for next year: Bochenski - 35 - Tougher nonconference schedule would make this a better year than last Parise - 30 - This may be a bit low, but the schedule is tougher Murray - 20 - Maybe a stretch for a freshman Lundbohm - 20 - Senior who's gotten better every year Massen - 20 - Expect improvement to continue at the same pace Stafford - 15 - Maybe a stretch for someone I've never seen play McMahon - 15 - Maybe a little low Prpich - 15 - Maybe a little low for someone who was playing really well at the end Hale - 10 - A reach based on past results but he should manage this as a senior Fylling - 10 Canady - 5 Connelly - 5 Genoway - 5 Palmiscno - 5 Porter - 5 Fabian - 5 In the fourth-line pool, I would not expect all those guys to score 5 goals. In fact, some of them I think may score about zero. However, if I was really trying to motivate them, I think I would have a minimum objective for each of 10 goals, however unrealistic it may be. So I guess here I may have compromised a bit between these two competing influences. If I was budgeting the defensemen, I would probably have Schneider and Fuher at 10 each, with the rest at 5 each, which would be a real stretch for some. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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